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Chiefs headlines for Tuesday, May 28.

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Predicting the story of the season for all 32 NFL teams | ESPN

Kansas City Chiefs

Can the defense carry its fair share of the load?

The Chiefs overhauled their defense by changing the coaching staff, installing a 4-3 base system and acquiring as many as seven new starters, including safety Tyrann Mathieu and defensive end Frank Clark. Will this be enough to get the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl in 50 years? -- Adam Teicher

Biggest NFL Position Battles Developing This Offseason | Bleacher Report

Kansas City Chiefs Weak-Side LB: Lee vs. O’Daniel vs. Wilson

Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach jumped on the opportunity to upgrade the linebacker position in mid-May, acquiring Darron Lee from the New York Jets for a 2020 sixth-round pick.

According to Nate Taylor of The Athletic, Lee will compete for a starting job. “The Chiefs, according to a source, will project him as a potential starter who has the agility and discipline to play next to Anthony Hitchens, the linebacker the team signed last year to a five-year, $45 million deal,” he wrote.

Predicting Every NFL Team’s Surprise Rookie Gem | Bleacher Report

Kansas City Chiefs: C Nick Allegretti

With Mitch Morse leaving in free agency, there’s an opening in the middle of Kansas City’s offensive line. Allegretti is hardly the favorite to win the job, but the uncertainty at the position can only help if he makes the same impression on coaches he did on Delp.

10 fantasy options to avoid in the draft’s first 5 rounds | Pro Football Focus


Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Our Scott Barrett is hard on the Williams train this offseason, and he of course does have elite upside, finishing as the No. 2 back over Weeks 14-17 after Kareem Hunt was released and Spencer Ware was hurt. Still, even with his limited playing time in 2018, counting the postseason, Williams set a career high in rushing attempts by 37, in targets by 9, and in overall offensive snaps by 114.


Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

Obviously, Mahomes is the heavy favorite to be the No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2019, and assuming health, his floor is still near the top of the QB leaderboard. The problem is that he needs to be close to what he was last year to be worth a pick this high.

3 players on the roster bubble for the Kansas City Chiefs | ClutchPoints

The Chiefs aren’t shy parting ways with talent, as shown by the release of Eric Berry, so don’t be surprised if any of these three familiar faces end up being cap casualties.

Around the league

Ezekiel Elliott’s Las Vegas incident ‘likely’ to be reviewed by NFL commissioner | Yahoo! Sports

The NFL is likely to review an incident involving Ezekiel Elliott and a concert security guard in Las Vegas to determine if the Dallas Cowboys running back violated the terms of previous suspension guidelines set forth by commissioner Roger Goodell, two league sources have told Yahoo Sports.

NFL 2019: Here are three offseason moves the Patriots could still make to boost their chances of a Super Bowl repeat | CBS Sports

The offseason isn’t over, which means there’s still time for the Pats to make these moves to help them return to the Super Bowl

The Jets Right Now, According to Adam Gase | Sports Illustrated

It’s been a bumpy few weeks for the Jets and their new head coach and newly named interim GM. Where is Gase’s mind at through all of this? Also, the changes to the combine aren’t the changes you think, Jerry Jones is hardly panicked about the number of Dallas’s expiring contracts, Jerry Kramer remembers Bart Starr and more.

Ndamukong Suh “very excited” to play for Bowles, Arians | NBC Sports Pro Football Talk

“I’m very excited,” Suh said. “I actually had the opportunity to talk very deeply with coach Todd Bowles, as well as Bruce Arians, two elite coaches that I’ve had great interactions with in years past. I like being part of things you can build, and be able to put them over the top. Hopefully my talent, as well as all the other guys — former Nebraskans, Lavonte David — we can play together and change the game there, and get us to a winning situation.”

Raiders’ Jon Gruden says Antonio Brown’s ‘energy is contagious’ | Yahoo! Sports

“I just love guys like that. He’s like … he just wants it,” Gruden said. “Reminds me of, you throw a dog the ball, he just goes and gets it. He keeps going, and going, and going, and going. He just won’t stop. Antonio’s energy is contagious.”

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